The slippery slope of writing on everyday violence: Divorce and Turkish migrant background in Germany by Çiçek Uygun

Snežana Vuletić’s report on The slippery slope of writing on everyday violence: Divorce and Turkish migrant background in Germany by Çiçek Uygun (JLU/GCSC), February 7th

Çiçek Uygun opened her presentation, titled “The slippery slope of writing on everyday violence: Divorce and Turkish migrant background in Germany” with a brief yet insightful introduction to her understanding of ‘everyday violence.’ Her opening remarks on how this concept can offer theoretical tools for analysing the subtle daily struggles, subsequently gave way to a discussion on several dimensions of Çiçek’s research with divorced mothers with Turkish migrant background in Germany. We debated, for example, the dynamics between everyday violence and subtlety of daily struggles, the position of the individual vis-à-vis structural violence, the performative and generative power of narration, the choice of interviewees in Çiçek’s study and the cultural specificities of her project. Çiçek’s work left an impression of being a promising future contribution to critical discussions on female (subaltern) experiences of ordinary tensions in the migration context.